On returning from Berlin with a nasty cold, I spent a few days at home with my head wired to the computer. Then I got a translation assignment - a three-day job that I somehow stretched to 5 lazy uninspired days.
When I finally visited the boat I accomplished exactly what you see in the two photographs below.
|Applied the new trick for removing the winch cap.|
|Removed the winch cap (on both Barlow 28 winches) and then screwed them on again.|
I also ran the engine in gear for 15 minutes.
I didn't clean the winches because I'd need some diesel in a jug. The gas station is 2 km away, so I'd need to get the jug, walk to the jeep, drive 2 km, pump some diesel into the jug, pay for it, drive back and lug it to the boat. That's a lot of work, at least 30 minutes worth. After taking all these major hassles into consideration, I realized wouldn't have time to clean both winches...better leave it for another day. A fine example of the lazy mindset - taking the path of least resistance always wins.
My mind has been stuck in this mode for 2 weeks. Being lazy and going fishing, going for a long walk or sitting under a tree reading a good book is good. Being lazy and doing nothing sucks.
Sailing season and house rental season are just around the corner, and I have a million things to do. Gotta snap out of it before it becomes a habit.
PS Just got two translation jobs for the weekend. Maybe I'm getting lazy because I'm living a dog's life.